Hello Fellow Humans, 3 years ago we were unaware of the shit storm that was about to unfold. What a ride it has been and after the period of trauma inducing events; we're certainly scarred and recovering, and will be for sometime - but we're here, and for that I feel relief and gratitude. What... Continue Reading →
Here's my latest thoughts on how we can lead the human way. "That's not fair," said the child. "Life isn't fair", says the adult. I'm call bullshit on this phrase. Don't invalidate the person's feelings. Fairness is one of the top four violations that people feel when in crisis (along with trust, safety, and power/control). The violation of fairness occurs when expectations go unmet AND when something bad/unwanted happens as a result. It is our decisions and judgements of the situation that makes it feel fair or unfair. As a leader, it's your job to communicate effectively so your people can determine the decisions/judgements taken were in fact fair. I hope you enjoy the read, and don't forget to hit subscribe to my newsletter "The Human-Centric Workplace". #TheHumanCentricWorkplace #Leadership #Work #TheFutureOfWork #TopTips
Hey Everybody! Today's writing is a bit different. A bit less work related. A bit more me related. When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to grow up. I wanted to go to work, earn money, play football all weekend, play FIFA, stay up late, and eat whatever I wanted. Ok, so I can... Continue Reading →
Today I want to talk about collaboration. On one hand the pandemic has taught us valuable lessons about why/when/how to collaborate. On another, we still have a long way to go.
Why do you work? How many hours do you currently work each week? Are you in a work trance? Is work having a negative impact on your wellbeing, leisure, or family life? What do you want to change about the world of work? Can you escape the vortex? #History #Work
Hello Everybody, Today I want to talk about human connection, why we need it, how we get it, and the role of the workplace. A few weeks ago, I met up with a group of friends, all ex-colleagues, and it got me thinking if those friendships would exist (4 years on) if it weren't for... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year! Firstly, you won't see any predictions here - I just want to share how I am approaching Workplace Strategy during these crazy times and offer you some guidance, support, an ear, a shoulder... whatever it is you need right now. I also want to offer you some solace when I say that... Continue Reading →
Cultures are not defined by the one big event; culture is defined by culminative small events and behaviours over time. Culture isn't the cactus plant that you just remember to water every couple of months when you spot that it's brown and dry. Culture is an orchid, needing the right amount of water, light, food... Continue Reading →